plesiotype

noun

ple·​sio·​type
ˈplēsēəˌtīp
1
: a specimen that is both a homeotype and a hypotype
2
: a specimen identified by other than the original author of a species

Word History

Etymology

plesi- + type

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“Plesiotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plesiotype. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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